Jaipur gem lab
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Author:  davegibson [ Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:43 am ]
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I have just returned from Jaipur. The gem lab. in Jaipur is much improved since I was last there. Here is a link to their website

This is an interesting site on Indian style jewellery. Here is the link to that.

Author:  JaipurFGA [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:28 am ]
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Hello Dave, yes I definitely agree with you - I just visited them today and saw the testing equipment there.
They have a modern Minipal 2 EDXRF machine and an IR Prestige 2 FTIR machine plus all the standard gemmological testing equipment /Leica microscopes etc.
They actually saved me from buying a (near flawless) light element treated 7.4ct sapphire in Jaipur (which was being sold as untreated!) as they clearly state probable beryllium/light element treatment on their cert for sapphires (cannot check for Be/Li directly but can detect structural changes it causes apparantly - you boffins will know more about that). Dont do origins, but have good database of treatments built up over last 10 years I believe. Concerning emeralds will state oil/resin or no detected treatment (not quantitative minor/moderate etc) - I saw the detection peaks for oil on one stone they were testing there. Cannot check for irradiation so will only state natural or not on topaz etc.
It is a government (ministry of commerce and industry) sponsored lab and Gagan Choudhary (deputy director) was most friendly and helpful when I just turned up out of the blue.
They also have a well stocked reference library of gemmological titles which is free and open to the public to browse in house.
Given the equipment there, to me it is excellent value at just $15 (700 rupees) for a full sized colour photo cert, with a 20% reduction for members. I have got a lot of certs done in Bangkok and elsewhere never less than $40 for a decent lab with advanced equipment for a full sized photo cert. Like many other people I am sure, I had never been aware that a well equipped lab was in Jaipur - actually your comment made me check it out thanks.

Author:  davegibson [ Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:08 pm ]
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Hi Chris
pleased that my post as been of some help to you. I can remember when Shyamala Fernandes used to run the Lab by her self, and did not have much gem equipment
One still gets such good personal service from Gagan and the lady gemologist

Author:  Whatever [ Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:18 pm ]
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Ohh most definitely sirs, I reach Jaipur on 13th January and eager to meet you both :) Hope you guyz had a merry xmas...

Author:  davegibson [ Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:33 pm ]
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Hi :)
I was using the small library at the Jaipur, gem testing Lab.
as I was doing some research for a artical, i was writing for the UK mag Rock n Gems . They had a very interesting book on Jaipur and Emeralds. I recommmmend this book. It is the
Emerald Book by Yogi Duriabhjs Shyamala Fernandes & Ruchi Durlabhji

Author:  davegibson [ Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:30 am ]
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The artiicle i have written on Jaipur and Gems, is in the winter isue of Rock n Gems.
That is the UK magazine

Author:  rashi [ Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:19 am ]
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I have visited gem lab, It is in good condition.

Author:  davegibson [ Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:03 am ]
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Pleased You like the Gem-Lab Rushi :D
You can use the small library there, they have some good books, lots of good information especially on Emerald as the history of emeralds and Jaipur goes back to the Mughals, and Maharaja Jai Singh who founded Jaipur

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